The president addresses a joint session of Congress.
President Barack Obama talks about health care legislation, but the controversial public option plan is not expected to be the focus. Democrat Congressman Steve Kagen of Appleton hints about whether he would support a health care plan that excluded a public option.
“It really is important to define what the public option is going to look like. You know the devil is always in the details.”
Kagen says the goal of having a public option is to have a level playing field to guarantee transparency of medical pricing — promoting competition in the marketplace.
Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner of Menomonee Falls offers his opinion on the President’s decision to address Congress.
“He decided to address Congress rather than addressing the American people from the Oval office and maybe that’s because his handlers have decided he has already lost the debate with the American people.”
Kagen says there’s still a lot of work to do. He’s focusing on fixing what is broken, improving on the good parts, and making sure it’s affordable for everyone.